Work at Camp


Camp wouldn’t be possible without our team of passionate, dedicated summer staff. Our summer staff have a wide variety of backgrounds, skills, and experiences and come to One Heartland from all over the country and even internationally! Could you be the next addition to our team? Working at camp, you’ll be a part of something bigger than yourself while trying new things and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. Make lasting connections and impactful change! 

Each year, we hire paid staff to work the full summer at our camp in Minnesota in areas as varied as cooking, cabin counselors, mental health/social work, lifeguards, housekeeping, health care/nurses, and more! Need to complete an internship this summer? We can often work with you and your school to adapt a staff position into an internship.  

Our medical and mental health staff positions are also open for shorter commitments. 

To learn more about our different positions, qualifications, and how to apply, keep reading below.

If you are ready to apply, click the button above or visit our application portal.  You can also contact us at or 888-216-2028

Frequently cited statistics show that women and members of structurally marginalized and/or underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. One Heartland encourages you to break that statistic and apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.


Interested in working at camp? Browse our positions below (click each position to see the full job description), and then follow this link to our application. We also recommend reading about our camp dates and programs here. The list below contains all positions regardless of availability – after the priority deadline, positions are filled on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible.

Minimum ages that apply to each position type are listed below. There is no maximum age – people of all ages make great camp staff! If you are 16 or 17 and would like to spend a summer at camp gaining career experience, check out our leadership programs here.

Available positions are for the full summer season (generally early June-early August) unless otherwise noted. You will be able to provide more details about your availability on the application if there is specific week(s) you are interested in, or are applying for a full summer position but know you have a conflict and would need specific day(s) off. 

Cabin & Activity Staff

These positions are the big team of people who work directly with our campers, planning and leading activities and making sure they’re safe and well cared for. The minimum age is generally 19, with limited space for counselors who are 18. Must live on site. Specialists will also be acting as counselors in the cabins.

Cabin & Activity Staff Supervisors

These positions manage, mentor, and support cabin & activity staff, along with helping to coordinate the logistics of camp programming. Minimum age is 20. Must live on site. Former supervisor experience recommended.

Support Staff

Support Staff are the people who work behind the scenes keeping camp running smoothly for our campers – with opportunities to join in the fun of course. Can live onsite with housing provided, or commute. Minimum age to live onsite is 18. 

Health staff

Health staff help support the physical and mental health of campers. Both full-summer and short-term opportunities are available, depending on qualifications. (Short-term commitment is one or more camp sessions, plus 1-3 orientation days). Minimum age is 19. Must live on site.

Ready to apply? Click here!


2024 Important Dates


December 14 – Applications open

January 15 – Priority application deadline

April 30 – Paperwork due for hired staff 

May 27-June 2 – Start dates for most staff

June 15 – First campers arrive

July 29-August 5 – Departure date for most staff


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